Market close: Stocks slip-slidin' away

Summary:Not even a strong quarter from a bellwether could stopthe technology sector from losing more groundWednesday. Cisco Systems Inc.

Not even a strong quarter from a bellwether could stop the technology sector from losing more ground Wednesday. Cisco Systems Inc. (csco) lost 4 5/16 to 58 7/16 despite a strong quarterly report.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index slid 199.94 to 3,385.07. The S&P 500 retreated 29.06 to 1,383.08. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 168.97 to 10,367.78. Full story. -- Sergio G. Non, ZDNet Inter@ctive Investor

Topics: Cisco

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